Superfund Sites and WQARF
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supervises investigations and clean-up at two sites within one designated Superfund site in the City of Goodyear. Both are associated with past operations near the Phoenix Goodyear Airport so they are called Phoenix-Goodyear Airport North (PGA-North) and Phoenix Goodyear Airport South (PGA-South). Senior management in the Public Works Department coordinates with EPA and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), neighboring water providers and municipalities to assure that underground water supplies near the site are monitored and protected and that the site is cleaned up.
The State of Arizona monitors and provides protection for water supplies within the Western Avenue Plume using the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF). ADEQ administers this program. Senior management in the Public Works Department also works with ADEQ, and the City of Avondale to assure that water supplies near the site are monitored and protected and that the site is cleaned up.
How can I learn more?
See Records: The Goodyear Branch of Maricopa County Library is the repository site for all documents related to the sites. Members of the public may review the documents during regular hours of the library. The Goodyear Branch is located at: 14455 W Van Buren St., Suite C101. Phone: 602-652-3000.
Attend a Meeting: A Community Advisory Group (CAG) meets quarterly to address issues and concerns regarding the three sites. Citizens are encouraged to attend these public meetings. Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of the second month in each quarter of the year. Meeting agendas and minutes are available through the ADEQ website. The CAG also sets up information tables at some community events.
Find Information: Additional information is also available from Environmental Community Outreach Association (ECO). ECO has been awarded a technical assistance grant by EPA to provide information to the public on the Superfund sites.
The City of Goodyear is working hard to ensure that residents receive the highest quality of water. Read about the Environmental Protections Agency's water remediation effort for the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport North Superfund Project.